Personal and Corporate Bankruptcy, Commercial Bankruptcy and Bankruptcy Litigation.
Founded in 1993 by Melinda D. Middlebrooks, Esq. and the late Richard Shapiro, Esq., our Firm continues to provide our Bankruptcy Clients (Chapter 7, 13 and 11) with large firm experience and effectiveness with the attention and affordability that only a boutique bankruptcy firm can offer.
A Wide Spectrum of Legal Matters.
Our attorneys have the experience to handle a range of interconnected legal matters in addition to our main Bankruptcy practice, including State and Municipal Court Matters (law suits, speeding tickets, criminal offenses), Matrimonial and Estate Matters (divorce, wills and advanced directives), Real Estate Matters, and beyond.
Creative Debt Solutions for Home and Business Owners.
Our Firm can tailor an effective solution that suits your unique financial situation. Whether you are seeking a loan modification or an Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors, our Firm can counsel you on the correct strategy to meet your financial goals.
Languages spoken: Spanish
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Fifty Women in Business||NJBiz||2013|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Associate||McCarter & English, LLP||1986 - 1993|
|Judicial Law Clerk to Chief Judge Vincent J. Commisa||United States Bankruptcy Court||1985 - 1986|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Supreme Court of New Jersey, District X Fee Arbitration Committee||Secretary||1999 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Morris County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Bankruptcy American Inn of Court||Master||N/A|
|New Jersey Lawyer - The Magazine of the New Jersey Bar Association||IRAs: Who Gets the Money?||2005|
|New Jersey Lawyer - The Magazine of the New Jersey Bar Association||What Every Practicioner Should Know About Bankruptcy Before One is Filed?||1999|
|Section 363 Sales - Strategies and Pitfalls Seminar, Essex County Bar Association, Debtor / Creditor Committee and Equity Jurisprudence Section||Authority for Sales and Related Statutory Provisions||1997|
|Essex County Bar Association, Debtor / Creditor Committee and Equity Jurisprudence Section||Litigating Real Estate Disclosure Issues in Non-Dischargeablility Actions||1996|
|Essex County Bar Association, Debtor / Creditor Committee and Equity Jurisprudence Section||Effectiveness of Writ of Attachment Upon the Filing of a Petition in Bankruptcy||1994|
|Seton Hall University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Vanderbilt University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Columbia University||N/A||MA - Masters||1977|